“Throughout my school life, I was told that Pakistan had four provinces where four languages were spoken. It was after years of traveling that I came to know that this was not true,” said Danial Shah, a 2014 Emerging Leaders of Pakistan fellow, “There are tens of thousands of people who live together and speak different languages in this amazing, diverse culture.”
Danial is a travel photographer who recently displayed his photos in an exhibit called “The Other Side” at Karachi’s The Second Floor’s Faraar Gallery. His photos capture Pakistan in a light that an average Pakistani, and especially people outside of Pakistan, often do not have the opportunity to see. As Dawn noted, his photos juxtapose Pakistan’s beautiful scenery with its rich, diverse population.
“I am proud of my Pakistan; the Pakistan I have experienced and felt during my elongated travels.”
The Other Side is Danial’s first solo exhibition but his work has appeared in several outlets, such as the New York Times (photos: A Storied Bookstore and Its Late Oracle Leave an Imprint on Islamabad), Dawn News (story and photos: A Pakistani-Burmese Love Affair from World War II) and Express Tribune (story and photos: Quaid-e-Azam House: Living History).